Starting and braking as well as cornering cause forces acting on the load during transport on the road. Insufficient load securing causes the load to get out of control - so it can slip and tip over and be damaged. According to data from the German Insurance Association (GDV) in Germany, damage caused by this accumulates annually at several hundred million euros.
Insufficiently secured cargo can damage the transport vehicle and, if the load falls from the vehicle, endanger other road users as well.
All parties involved in the transport, ie the driver, the shipper, the vehicle owner, but also the sender and the carrier, are responsible for securing the load.